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Rishard Matthews | Wide Receiver | #18

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 217
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 7 (227) / MIA
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Rishard Matthews caught 6-of-8 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 15 loss to the 49ers.
The 95 yards were Matthews' second most of the season. He got shaken up in the second half, but ended up missing only a handful of plays. Although he's had some injury issues, Matthews has been the Titans' most consistent receiver this season. He gets the Rams in Week 16 before being assigned Jalen Ramsey and the Jags in the finale. Dec 17 - 8:07 PM

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Rishard Matthews hauled in 3-of-5 targets for 19 yards in the Titans' Week 14 loss to the Cardinals.

Although it did not look like Patrick Peterson was shadowing him, Matthews did not find any success in his first game back from a hamstring injury as Marcus Mariota struggled to move the offense. The entire unit should fare better next week in San Francisco, but Matthews will be just a WR3 for that matchup.
Dec 10 - 8:04 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is active for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

Matthews sat out the last two games, but he was never in doubt for this game after getting in full practices Thursday and Friday. Unfortunately, he is returning to a matchup with Patrick Peterson, making him a low-end WR3. Tennessee declared Brandon Weeden, CB Kalan Reed, DB Curtis Riley, OL Corey Levin, Harry Douglas, TE Luke Stocker, and OLB Derrick Morgan (knee) inactive.
Dec 10 - 2:39 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) wasn't listed on the Titans' final injury report for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

Matthews is back after sitting out the last two games with a hamstring injury. Returning to a tough matchup against shutdown corner Patrick Peterson, Matthews should be downgraded to a back-end WR3 for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Dec 8 - 1:11 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

Barring a setback, Matthews will return from his two-game absence against the Cardinals. The problem is, he should see plenty of Patrick Peterson. With injury and matchup concerns, Matthews is on the WR3/4 borderline for the fantasy quarterfinals.
Dec 7 - 2:40 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) said there's a "high chance" of him returning for Week 14 against the Cardinals.

Matthews got in a limited practice on Wednesday and should be back this week after missing the past two games with a hamstring injury. We wish Matthews had been available last week for a blow-up matchup against Houston. Instead, he'll return to a difficult draw with shutdown corner Patrick Peterson.
Dec 6 - 4:27 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

He returned to a limited practice last week despite not playing Week 13. The Titans consider Matthews day to day and are hopeful he plays Sunday in Arizona. Matthews wouldn't be a trustworthy WR3 option.
Dec 6 - 3:38 PM

The Titans still consider Rishard Matthews (hamstring) day to day, but are hopeful he returns for Week 14.

Matthews has missed the past two games. It's an absence that's been felt as Marcus Mariota has meandered to just 334 combined passing yards in plus matchups with the Colts and Texans. If Matthews makes it back for Week 14, he could see a heavy dose of Patrick Peterson against the Cardinals.
Dec 4 - 2:52 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is inactive for Week 13 against Houston.

Matthews got in a limited practice Friday, but it wasn't enough to get cleared. He'll miss his second straight game, putting Corey Davis and Delanie Walker in line for heavy targets. The rest of Tennessee's inactives are QB Brandon Weeden, CB Kalan Reed, DB Curtis Riley, FB Jalston Fowler, OL Corey Levin, and DL David King.
Dec 3 - 11:34 AM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Friday.

It's his first practice in over a week. Matthews will be a game-time decision Sunday against Houston. Matthews will be in a blow-up spot if he plays this week. If not, Delanie Walker and Corey Davis should soak up most of the targets from Marcus Mariota.
Dec 1 - 1:03 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Matthews did some jogging, but that was about it. He's been nursing a hamstring injury since last week. Delanie Walker and Corey Davis should be targeted heavily if Matthews can't go Sunday against Houston.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Texans are giving up a ton of points, the fourth-most in the league (25.9/g), and they're allowing the sixth-most PPR points to WRs this season. It's clearly another positive matchup and if the Titans can get the offense clicking a little better - they're 19th in points scored over the past three weeks (20.3/g) - Davis should be able to produce a good return for his salary. Vegas believes they can, providing them the seventh-highest implied total on the board (25.25 points). Davis will primarily match up with Kevin Johnson, who's allowing the most fantasy points per route defended among CBs playing in Week 13 (0.41, per PFF).
Nov 30 - 2:31 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

He's still nursing a hamstring injury he suffered at practice last week. It's not a promising start to the week, though it's too early to rule him out for Sunday's game against Houston. If Matthews sits, it would open up targets for Delanie Walker and Corey Davis.
Nov 29 - 5:48 PM

Speaking Monday, Titans coach Mike Mularkey labeled Rishard Matthews (hamstring) as "day to day."

Matthews was hurt in last Thursday's practice. He was held out on Friday and didn't seem particularly close to suiting up against the Colts. Less than a week removed from a hamstring injury, we would initially consider Matthews on the wrong side of questionable for Week 13.
Nov 27 - 2:03 PM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is inactive for Week 12 against the Colts.

This is a boost to the fantasy outlooks for Corey Davis, Delanie Walker, and Taywan Taylor. Matthews went down in Thursday's practice and did not practice on Friday. When the Titans activated Harry Douglas on Saturday, it became clear Matthews' playing availability was on the ropes.
Nov 26 - 11:31 AM

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is questionable for Week 12 against the Colts.

Matthews was a late addition to the injury report and didn't practice Friday. He's unlikely to play this week, giving Corey Davis a higher floor as the clear No. 1 option. Eric Decker should also see time in two-wide sets.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Davis has had efficiency problems, hauling in just 46% of his targets, but even with Matthews in the lineup, he's seen plenty of opportunities. He's posted two games with 10 targets and picked up seven last week against a strong Steelers pass D. He'll have a much better matchup this week against a vulnerable Colts defense allowing the 2nd-most TDs (1.5/g) and 7th-most PPR points to WRs. On top of that, Davis will mostly avoid their best CB, Rashaan Melvin, as he only lines up in Melvin's area 34% of the time. Instead, he'll mainly see Pierre Desir, who's allowed two TDs in four starts and 1.73 yards per cover snap in those games (per PFF). Davis is $4.9k on DK.
Nov 24 - 2:36 PM